A four-alarm blaze in Toronto’s east end last weekend has left the City with a clean-up headache – including asbestos in the debris. As traffic continues to be routed around the site days later, the recent discovery has delayed matters even more.The building at the southeast corner of Broadview and Gerrard was gutted last Saturday as fire ripped through the century-old structure. The north- and west-facing walls have collapsed. Twenty-six tenants from that and adjacent buildings have been evacuated as a hazardous materials team has been called in to deal with asbestos that was found in the ceiling.
Flooding, Renovations and More
Fire, flooding – even planned renovations. All of these events have the potential to disturb asbestos that’s lurking in an older building. Even here in Ontario, the weather has been wet and volatile. A flooded basement is hardly uncommon especially in older homes, and damaged insulation and other materials that you remove may contain asbestos.
Renovations will also disturb asbestos or asbestos containing materials, and that’s where it gets hairy. Asbestos may be present in a wide range of areas in your pre-1980’s home. Asbestos in the ceiling may be mixed with other materials like vinyl to make ceiling tiles. You might also find asbestos in insulation, floor tiles, roofing materials and much more.
We Can Help
Asbestos remediation and removal can get complicated. No amount of exposure is considered safe and it’s not an issue you can take lightly – it can affect the health of you and your family. At GreenStream Environmental, our seasoned team of asbestos removal experts can handle large or smaller asbestos remediation or removal jobs.
In the Toronto area contact GreenStreamEnvironmental.ca at (416) 818-9414. Contact us for a quote today.
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